Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
. emily, thank you. besides the fiscal cliff, washington is a buzz. we talk about gun control. there's one big roadblock to getting a new law, national rifle association. the nra has one of the most powerful lobbies in washington and yesterday they set a defiant tone. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invest in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away or from a minute away? >> the nra has a plan and that plan is to put armed guards in every school and they've called on congress to make it happen. they've even started their own initiative to promote it. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti joins us from new york. not quite what some people had hoped to hear from nra. we were all awaiting this big statement and that's what we got. >> good morning, randi. a lot of people had hoped in the wake of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, the nra would offer some concessions and possibly de
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> the january 1 deadline to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff is closing in. the president and congress remain just as divided. here i am. and now they're geographically divided, too. cnn's emily schmidt is in the nation's capital this morning. so president obama's in hawaii. house speaker john boehner and other lawmakers have gone home for the holidays. what does all this mean for the chance of getting a deal done before the deadline? >> reporter: no doubt that president obama went to a warmer climate with the weather and probably a warmer climate politically. if there's any negotiating that will be done now, it will have to be done long distance for the next few days. we know that speaker boehner and president obama spoke in washington yesterday before they left. but when you hear their final words to reporters, it shows there is a continued public divide. >> the president and senate democrats have vowed to reject and veto all of our proposals while failing to offer responsible solutions of their own. but the president has -- what the president has offered so far simply won't do anything to
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm PST
, global economic collapse. and aside from the fiscal cliff, the battle in washington could hit you, the price of milk, higher. we'll explain.
Dec 22, 2012 11:00am PST
but we're just ten days to the fiscal cliff. could these two men end up being the grinches that steal christmas? we'll talk live to republican congressmen about what's stopping the president and the house speaker from reaching a deal. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> we're just ten days away from the country going over the so-called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increases on nearly every american and huge spending cuts to defense and social programs are set to take effect the 1st of january unless the president and congress reach a new budget deal. but most lawmakers have deserted the capital to be home for christmas leaving america teetering on the brink. one of those enjoying christmas back if california is republican congressman tom mcclintock joining us from sacramento, california. you are a tea partier. you're part of the tea party caucus but you supported house